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What is Family-based Immigration?

Family based immigration allows United States citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), also known as “green card” holders—are non-citizens who are lawfully authorized to live permanently within the United States, to bring their family members into the country. 

This is the most common form of legal immigration.   

Since the time of our first colonies in the 17th century, immigration has been family-based, but the enactment of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1965 formally set family ties as the main way people immigrate to America. 

Today family-based immigration makes up two-thirds of immigration into the United States. 

The family-based immigration process generally begins with the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident making a request to the U.S. government to allow a family member to immigrate. 

Our firm helps filling out Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative with USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) Form I-130 petition establishes the existence of a qualifying family relationship, (within the immediate relative or family preference categories). 

All family-based immigrants fall into one of two major categories: immediate relative or family preference. 

To learn more, click above for a FREE consultation with the U.S. immigration attorneys of Aftalion Law Group.

U.S. Immigration Visa For Your Relatives

Can Immediate Relatives Receive Visas?

There are an unlimited number of immigrant visas available each year for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens.

  1. Spouses of a U.S. Citizens
  2. Unmarried child (under 21 years of age) of U.S. citizens
  3. Orphan adopted abroad by U.S. citizen
  4. Orphan to be adopted in the United States by a U.S. citizen
  5. Parent of U.S. citizen (who is at least 21 years old)

Immigration Visas for Family Members

Family Preference Categories

There is a limited number of family preference immigrant visas.

  1. Unmarried adult sons and daughters (age 21 or older) of U.S. citizens.
  2. Spouses and unmarried children (under age 21) of permanent residents
  3. Unmarried adult sons and daughters of permanent residents
  4. Married sons and daughters (any age) of U.S. citizens
  5. Brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens.

U.S. Immigration Solutions For Your Family

Contact Aftalion Law Group for Your Family-based Immigration Visa!

Our immigration attorneys at Aftalion Law Group have the knowledge, insight and resources you can count on for exceptional representation for your family-based immigration.